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Admin Assistant - Walsgrave C of E Academy

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What is the job role?

Employment Status: Fixed Term contract January 2022 – July 2022

Working Hours: Monday – Thursday 7.30am – 3.30pm – Friday 7.30am – 3.00pm

Actual Salary: £16,702 - £17,724 per annum

Full time equivalent salary: £18,933 - £20,092 per annum

Required: January 2022

Location: Walsgave C of E Academy

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Walsgrave C of E Academy for the post of Admin Assistant. The successful candidate will work as part of Walsgrave Academy’s Administration Team and will be based in the front office, ensuring an efficient and pro-active administrative support service to the school.

Ideally you should have experience of working in an Academy or School setting and a working knowledge of Sims.Net would be desirable. However, we will look at transferrable skills to attract the right candidate. In addition to general administration tasks other aspects of this role will include accounts payable such as raising & inputting orders, maintain printing of registers and absence sheets and process monthly reports. There will be a strong focus on Customer Services and the post holder will be first point of contact for Visitors, Children and Staff, and for answering telephone calls.

Walsgrave C of E Academy is part of the Inspire Education Trust and the potholder may be deployed periodically at other schools within the Trust should the need arise.

In return we are committed to the professional development of all our staff.

All staff are expected to know what to do if they have concerns about a child, take on the responsibility for providing a safe environment and promoting children’s welfare, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and local policies and procedures as directed by the trust/academy.

About us

Walsgrave is a Church of England primary school in the city of Coventry. Our whole school community values the contribution every child brings, which makes our school a happy and fun place to learn and work. Our mission statement is: ‘Together We Thrive’ and this sentiment underpins all we do. We are a member of Inspire Education Trust, a Coventry based multi-academy trust which sets out to provide an environment where both staff and students can thrive, and putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Why work for us?

A career at Inspire Education Trust offers a rewarding future, with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives and outcomes of our young people. We work hard to provide an environment which places staff wellbeing at the forefront of the agenda, as well as providing ample opportunities for personal and professional development.

As such, we offer a portfolio of benefits designed to enhance and support the working lives of our staff. These include, but are not limited to:

  • A highly supportive and committed senior leadership team
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential advice and support on a range of matters and free access to accredited counsellors
  • A focus on staff wellbeing including a network of wellbeing champions and a supportive working environment
  • Opportunity to join a committed and forward-thinking team of staff
  • Employee Benefits platform providing staff access to a range of benefits such as shopping discounts

How to apply: Please return your completed application form to Sabrina.choudhry@walsgraveacademy.org

Closing date: 2nd December 2021

Interview date: 13th December 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and appointments will be subject to rigorous safeguarding checks including enhanced DBS and references. The postholder must share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted will be asked to complete a self-declaration to confirm any (non-protected) criminal disclosures or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.

The post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

We aim to recruit the very best staff and welcome those from all backgrounds, communities and faiths (including non-faith individuals). Inspire Education Trust is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre based on their skills, abilities, and experience. As such, we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

The role of Admin Assistant will be classed as regulated activity. Any offer of employment will be conditional until satisfactory completion of all mandatory pre-employment checks. It is an offence to apply for this role if barred from engaging in regulating activity relevant to children.

Coventry City Council

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